Recent Grants

Since 1994, The Fund for Haywood County, in partnership with The Community Foundation, has awarded 117 grants totaling $1,034,011.

Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina was awarded $3,500 to enable third to eighth grade girls from Haywood County to participate in the program. Photo courtesy of Shelby Harrell.

Spring 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina - $3,141 to implement a "Bigs in Blue" program, in collaboration with the Waynesville, Canton and Clyde Police Departments and the Haywood County Sheriff's Office, to recruit officers and support personnel to match with struggling students in the Haywood County Schools in one-on-one mentoring relationships in community and school-based programs.

Haywood County Meals on Wheels - $4,000 to provide nutritious meals, companionship and safety checks to seniors and homebound individuals.

Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center - $4,000 to begin construction of seven play spaces and structures to include a playground, walking track, outdoor gathering space and other recreational areas. 

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - $4,000 to meet the increasing demand for nutritious food and hygiene products for homeless and/or hungry children in Haywood County.

Town of Waynesville - $14,150 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to install playground equipment in Chestnut Park as part of a multi-year approach to develop an under-utilized property as public park space for neighbors and the general public.

Fall 2017

Haywood Pathways Center, Inc. - $14,900 to support hunger relief for the homeless through bulk food purchases.

Mountain Projects, Inc. - $20,000 for the Circles of Hope program serving Haywood and Jackson Counties that helps individuals and families work towards self-sufficiency to permanently move out of poverty and thrive.

Spring 2017

Mountain Projects, Inc. - $4,147 to purchase building materials for volunteers to build seven wheelchair ramps that will enable disabled individuals to stay in their homes.

Haywood County Arts Council - $4,500 to engage a marketing firm to update their organizational identity and better communicate the scope and impact of their services and relationships with artists, other organizations and the broader community.

Girls on the Run of Western North Carolina, Inc. - $3,500 to provide Haywood County girls with the research-based physical activity, positive youth development program meeting the social-emotional and physical needs of 3rd to 8th grade girls.

Haywood County Public Library - $9,000 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to partner with the Town of Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department to install a StoryWalk® along the Vance Street Park walking trail. A StoryWalk is a family activity that promotes physical activity and early literacy. Pages from a children’s picture book are mounted and spaced apart within sight-distance so that you walk from one to the next to read the book.

Town of Waynesville Public Art Commission - $3,330 from the Mib and Phil Medford Endowment Fund to commission a sculpture by Asheville artist Todd Frahm depicting a Plott Hound, the North Carolina State Dog, brought here to Haywood County by the Plott family from Germany in the 1800s. It will be installed at the Village of Hazelwood.

The North Carolina International Folk Festival/Folkmoot U.S.A.
- Fund for Haywood County co-investment on a $30,000 CFWNC Natural & Cultural Resources Focus Area grant to continue the development of the Folkmoot Center as a Multi-Cultural Exchange location.

Grants Since Inception.

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